Crazy for Walking Bloemfontein event 2018


Riemland Hiking Trail

How crazy are you?  Crazy enough to give up a running water, electricity, your warm bed and home comforts for a week to:

  • Walk dirt roads 140 – 200km for the week
  • Sleep in the veld
  • After a day’s hiking erect your own tent
  • After a night’s rest, decline your own tent

All this for the destigmatizing of mental illness.

It is a hike with lots of new friends where you experience the highs, the lows, the challenges and the disappointments of life and nature.

Riemland Walking Trial 2018

  • Day 1 (30 Sept – 28.0 km) The route begins in Frankfort at the Reformed Church (this is also the end). Hikers walk pass the Golf course and on the banks of the Wilge River, across the Bontplaas Bridge, through two farms and overnight next to a mud dam under Willow trees.
  • Day 2 (1 Oct – 28.7 km) take the hikers in the direction of Tweeling where we will overnight at Zoetlaagte next to an old farmhouse.
  • Day 3 (2 Oct – 27.6 km) We walk over Lloyds Bridge in the direction of Leeukop and overnight at Makiti with the N3 and its noice in the far.
  • Day 4 (3 Oct – 21.8 km) The next beacon is Tafelkop and the Wilge River that come into view again. Overnight under trees with Frankfort Silo’s in the background.
  • Day 5 (4 Oct-27.7km) take the hikers towards Windfield Silos. We camp at ‘Onze Huisie’.
  • Day 6 (5 Oct-27.3 km) After a good night’s rest, the next beacon is Van Reenenskop.
  • Day 7 (6 Oct – 26.0 km) The last day, hikers returns to Frankfort. An incredible view greets the hiker five kilometers before the end when the last bump is crossed and Frankfort lays ahead with Leeukop and Tafelkop in the distance.

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Proud host Bloemcare

Hosts:  Bloemcare, Nurture Health (Corona, Victoria Gardens, Woodlands)

Proud host Nurture Health

Hosts:  Bloemcare, Nurture Health (Corona, Victoria Gardens, Woodlands)

Crazy for Walking Cape Town Mountain Walk 2018

In Cape Town we are privileged because of the beautiful scenery and wonderful walking routes so close to us. Therefore the Cape Town walk this year is dedicated to: “Walking the Mountain”.  Living with mental illness is often like having to walking a mountain. Some days are filled with struggles and uphills, unexpected detours and tough terrains.  The walk take place from the 3rd to the 10th of October. Starting at Noble Square, Waterfront, where we ended in 2017 and walking around Table Mountain to finally end at the Table Mountain Aerial Cable Way House on the 10th to celebrate World Mental Health day (Crazy Socks Day). A walk that will certainly raise eyebrows, attention and most importantly a very necessary awareness of the need to talk about mental illness and look after our own mental wellbeing!

Host:  Crescent Clinic
Contact person:  Marlene vd Berg –

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Information sheet

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The Route 2018

Day 1 – Noble Square, V&A | Seapoint Swimming Pool | Fresnaye residential area | Lower Signal Hill | Kloof road parking area, Approxiametly 10km

Day 2 – Kloof road parking area | Contour path to Saddle | Saddle, Saddle Rock | Devils Peak | Oppelskop | Newlands Ravine | Newlands forest parking area, Approximately 11km

Day 3 – Newlands forest parking area | Constantia contour path | Constantia Nek parking area, Approxiametly 10km

Day 4 – Constantia Nek parking area | Constantia corner | De Villiersdam | Constantia Jeep track | Constantia Nek parking area, Approximately 8km

Day 5 – Kirstenbosch parking area | Nursery Raving | Via Dams | Kasteelpoort | Theresa road parking area, Approximately 10km

Day 6 – Theresa road parking area | Kasteelpoort | Tranquility Cracks | Corridor Ravine | Theresa road parking area, Approxiametly 6km

Day 7 – Tafelberg road parking area | Platteklip | McClears’ beacon | Cable way house | Cable car | Kloof road parking area, Approximately 7km

Crazy Mall Walks 2018

The Crazy Mall Walks will enable our community to participate in the Crazy for Walking campaign from 3 to 10 October and walk towards our goal of 800 kilometers per day. All these mall events will include treadmill walking and app-walking, together with drumming sessions, music, and lots of fun!

Wednesday – 3 October Table Bay Mall, Sunningdale West Beach Clinic
Thursday – 4 October Mountain Mill Shopping Centre, Worcester Pines Clinic
Friday – 5 October Paarl Mall, Paarl Sereno Clinic
Saturday – 6 October Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Bellville Tijger Clinic
Monday – 8 October Somerset Mall, Somerset West Helderberg Clinic
Tuesday – 9 October Capegate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell Tyger Valley Clinic
Wednesday – 10 October Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City Claro Clinic


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Proud host Life Path Health

Host:  Life Path Health group

Union Buildings Challenge 2018

Let’s walk from Pretoria to Cape Town in one week around the Union Buildings to break stigma of mental illness. Join our walks from 06:00 – 18:00 every day. Contact Hannetjie Buitendag to make your walk count

Contact person: Wikus Lambrechts  –

Hosts:  Denmar & Vista Clinic Private Psychiatric hospitals


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Crazy for Walking Pretoria event 2018

Join our Crazy walk in the capital city from 3 – 10 October 2018.

5km walking route around the capital city.  The public will be motivated to walk the route more than once to illustrate the fact that you have to repeat certain behavior in order to achieve optimal mental wellness.  Here is the crazy part:  we attempt to walk 1500 km (distance from Pretoria to Cape Town) in only 7 days.  How will we do it?  By having at least 3 walkers per day who will walk from for 12 hours (06:00 – 18:00) from 3 – 10 October 2018.  Last year only 26 people took part in the epic journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, this year you can walk as well!

Denmar proud host

Private Psychiatric hospital in Pretoria East.

Vista Clinic proud host

Private Psychiatric hospital in Centurion.